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Showering less and less - what helped you?

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Created November 22, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Especially food wise (as it helped me) but other tips work too. I wash my body (and hair with organic shampoo) once a week but now, I want my body/hair washing to extend to once a month if possible because it's winter and I hate the cold wetness after coming out of the stall. Plus it sounds like a challenge. I don't exercise. I don't use any deodorant but I wash my feet and my john more than once a week. I am pretty sure I don't smell because people still come near me and when I asked a few close friends if I smell, they said no. I believe what has helped me most, along with the weston price diet, are vitamin supplements, a lot of raw fish, and brushing my scalp a lot. I am not sure if this qualifies as oil cleansing but I slather on shea butter on my skin a lot, and they all absorb so it's not like I brush it off or anything. I do dry brush, but very rarely.

I know that many of you don't even use soap, only shower once a month, or not at all. Paleo diet and the elimination of grains may get you through, but do you think there may be particular methods or foods that helped you even further?

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723 · July 03, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I use dry shampoo spray

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2626 · March 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I switched to a non-detergent shampoo (basically, no ingredients with "sulfate" in the name), and within a couple of weeks my back-length hair became dramatically less greasy on its own. It went from getting greasy and clumpy if I didn't wash it at least every 3 days to staying soft and healthy-looking for at least a week. I'd recommend trying this before going to baking soda or no-shampoo. In particular I've read that baking soda can be harsh unless your hair is naturally very thick.

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1655 · March 14, 2013 at 7:24 PM

"I am pretty sure I don't smell because people still come near me" -- ROFL... Don't ask your friends whether you smell. Ask a nice girl...

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11581 · February 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Time. Both to get your scalp oil production adjusted to a baking soda vinegar regime, and if you are young, with time/age you usually don't produce as much skin/scalp oil.

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Ive noticed an increase in chest hair since i started supplementing with some great lakes gelatin. lol

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:12 PM

gelatin makes your hair very healthy and is said to prevent dryness in hair. not sure if this applies...

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

not necessarily will showers reduce cortisol. If you implement some hot/cold showers then yes I would say they help regulate hormones. I always run cold water down my chest onto my testes at the end of my shower after I workout. Ive heard this prevents the drop in testosterone production following a rise in temperature in the testes.

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1443 · November 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Combing helped my scalp stay oil free too. I would shower too, if it's summer.

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11581 · February 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM

"only shower once a month" !!! I hope this is rare. reminds self to bring a bottle of lavender oil to next paleo conference

More seriously, getting older seems to have helped with stink production, as has cutting carbs back. I typically shower every 2 to 3 days in winter, 1-2 in summer, sometimes take a bath just to relax or warm up in winter. Baking soda/coconut oil blend for scrubbing in the shower in winter, real soap on stinky bits in summer with natural sponge to scrub rest of skin. I usually don't use cleanser in the winter bath, but often add oil or such to the water to sooth dry skin. Baking soda/vinegar rinse for hair. Also a very strong tea/sage brew on hair to make it slightly less gray.

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189 · November 22, 2012 at 9:43 AM

i wash my hair once a week with a sulfate/paraben free wash from the organic grocers and use a boar bristle brush to distribute the oils daily.

i oil cleanse my face with coconut oil and salt water from the pacific ocean out front.

my skin doesn't really need lotion, but when it does i use coconut oil... sometimes i even forget deodorant and its totally fine.

one thing i am not willing to compromise is showers. a modern convience that there is no substitution for after a long day at work or an intense workout at crossfit.

since showers are relaxing they must reduce my cortisol levels... which would make them semi-paleo right? :)

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

not necessarily will showers reduce cortisol. If you implement some hot/cold showers then yes I would say they help regulate hormones. I always run cold water down my chest onto my testes at the end of my shower after I workout. Ive heard this prevents the drop in testosterone production following a rise in temperature in the testes.

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1443 · November 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Combing helped my scalp stay oil free too. I would shower too, if it's summer.

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715 · January 31, 2013 at 4:37 PM

how do you guys keep your hair from getting greasy? i would love to cut down washing my hair to once a week because i read that it's so much healthier for your hair, but i have long oily type hair and it gets stringy and greasy in less then a day. do you guys use dry shampoos? dabs of baking soda? and is scalp brushing different then your standard brushing?

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723 · July 03, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I use dry shampoo spray

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2626 · March 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I switched to a non-detergent shampoo (basically, no ingredients with "sulfate" in the name), and within a couple of weeks my back-length hair became dramatically less greasy on its own. It went from getting greasy and clumpy if I didn't wash it at least every 3 days to staying soft and healthy-looking for at least a week. I'd recommend trying this before going to baking soda or no-shampoo. In particular I've read that baking soda can be harsh unless your hair is naturally very thick.

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11581 · February 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Time. Both to get your scalp oil production adjusted to a baking soda vinegar regime, and if you are young, with time/age you usually don't produce as much skin/scalp oil.

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Ive noticed an increase in chest hair since i started supplementing with some great lakes gelatin. lol

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912 · February 14, 2013 at 6:12 PM

gelatin makes your hair very healthy and is said to prevent dryness in hair. not sure if this applies...

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11254 · January 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I use vinegar and baking soda for my hair. I don't use soap in the shower, and right now, I feel rather silly for showering as much as I do. Since it is winter, my hair feels too clean, and I often skip the baking soda/vinegar. My skin also feels too clean/dry.

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817 · January 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I shower about once a week. I think getting the toxins out of your diet helps tons (and lifestyle - ie. creams, lotions, potions and things like BPA). I have been working to get my D3 and Magnesium levels good, and I now barley need deo!! I just use it like once or twice a week (and all natural) - whereas I used to use it multiple times a day.

For bodywash I am just using some castlie soap on the pits and privates. I think just letting water rinse off the dirt is good enough. I don't have a normal moisturising routine.. I just use abit of coconut oil if my skin or lips feel dry.. other than that - nothing goes on my skin :)

I don't wash my hair with shampoo - you can read all about my experince if it interests you here: http://fondalashay.com/mintchilli/i-do-not-wash-my-hair-yes-you-read-that-right I have long dark hair, use a normal brush and a bristle brush on it.

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